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Boomer Consulting, Inc., Announces New Executive Leadership Positions

Posted By Heather Robinson, Marketing Manager, Wednesday, April 27, 2016






Boomer Consulting, Inc., Announces New Executive Leadership Positions

MANHATTAN, Kan., (April 27, 2016) – Boomer Consulting, Inc., announced today new positions for its Executive Leadership Team.  The new roles represent the next step in a long-term succession plan underway for the last seven years.

Jim Boomer will succeed L. Gary Boomer as Chief Executive Officer, and will lead the team with newly appointed President, Sandra Wiley.  Rounding out the Executive Leadership Team are Dustin Hostetler as Chief Innovation Officer, and L. Gary Boomer as Visionary & Strategist.

“This shift in leadership represents the roles each of our leaders have played over the last several years and will allow Boomer Consulting to better focus on strategic growth,” said L. Gary Boomer, founder and former CEO of the company.

Jim Boomer previously served as Boomer Consulting, Inc.’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Consultant. Jim is ranked by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and has been named to The CPA Practice Advisor’s "Forty Under Forty” and "Top 25 Thought Leaders” lists multiple times.

“I am excited and honored to lead Boomer Consulting as the new CEO,” said Jim Boomer. “Together with Gary, we have built a strong and devoted team.  We are well positioned for continued growth and ongoing dedication to the profession. We are grateful for Gary’s long-sighted leadership, and he will continue to be an invaluable resource as our Visionary & Strategist.”

Sandra Wiley previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Consultant. Sandra is ranked by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting as a result of her prominent role as an industry expert on HR and training and management and strategic planning consultant.  She has also been named to The CPA Practice Advisor’s “25 Most Powerful Women” and “Top 25 Thought Leaders” lists multiple times.

“We have collaboratively built our company with strong leadership, a superior team of professionals and a client base that is future focused,” said Sandra Wiley. “This is a time in our company’s history that I am beyond excited as we move forward.” 

Dustin Hostetler previously served as a Shareholder and Senior Consultant for Boomer Consulting, Inc.  Dustin is the pioneer in applying the Lean Six Sigma concepts to public accounting firms. As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with extensive experience working inside a large regional CPA firm, he has taken proven Lean techniques and tailored them to bring ground-breaking value to public accounting firms.

“I have the privilege of working with a great team here at Boomer Consulting,” said Dustin Hostetler. “We have a strong history of innovation and I’m looking forward to leading the innovation charge into our next phase of growth as a company. It’s a pleasure to work with the best firms in the country, and to see our strategies translate to amazing results for our clients.”

L. Gary Boomer is the founder of Boomer Consulting, Inc., and previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Consultant. Gary is recognized in the accounting profession as the leading authority on technology and firm management. For more than 15 years, he has been named by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.

“As Visionary & Strategist, I look forward to remaining actively engaged with Boomer Consulting, our partners, and clients, and transforming our profession forward,” said L. Gary Boomer.


About Boomer Consulting, Inc. 

Founded in 1996, Boomer Consulting, Inc. provides consulting services to hundreds of the highest performing CPA firms. Its unique and powerful solutions target five areas critical to a firm's success: Leadership, Talent, Growth, Technology and Processes. For more information, visit 



Heather Robinson, Boomer Consulting, Inc. / P: 785-537-2358 



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Tags:  Dustin Hostetler  Jim Boomer  L. Gary Boomer  Sandra Wiley 

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Accountability Starts at the Top

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, September 17, 2015

"...creating that peer accountability can be very powerful. After all, it’s a lot easier to let ourselves down than it is to let our peers and others down. But ultimately, accountability is not going to be an integral part of your culture if the tone doesn't start at the top so it’s important that leaders truly live by accountability and hold each other accountable."

Jim Boomer discusses three steps to improve accountability.

3 minutes


Tags:  2015  blog  Jim Boomer  leadership 

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How to Account for Security

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, August 6, 2015

"...Gartner’s 2015 top technology trends touched on security and ultimately what they said is it's impossible to be a hundred percent secure. So what do we do with that? Well, we start to approach security from a risk management perspective and also from a balanced perspective. There's a lot of talk about the increased risk that you take in going to the cloud but..."

Jim Boomer points out the conundrum of digital security.

3 minutes


Tags:  2015  Blog  Cloud Computing  Data Security  Jim Boomer  technology 

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What is the value of a one page strategic plan?

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, June 25, 2015

"Too often you are given the binder with a giant strategic plan and it goes up on the bookshelf and it starts to gather dust, never to be referenced again. So when you get it down to a single page, one, it forces you to…"

Jim Boomer reminds you of the most important reasons for completing a strategic plan. Download a free copy of our Boomer Advantage Guide to Strategic Planning by clicking on the link below or visit our Strategic Planning page for information about our services.

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3 minutes


Tags:  2015  blog  Jim Boomer  leadership  Strategic Planning 

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What makes a next generation leader?

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, May 21, 2015

"...often times we hear that current leaders lack the level of confidence they would like to have, in terms of their next generation of leaders, yet at the same time what they're doing is cutting the development investment that's being put into that group. So it's a little head scratching..."

Jim Boomer makes the claim that leadership skills, much like any other skill, require investment.

5 minutes


Tags:  2015  Blog  Emerging Leaders  Generational Issues  Jim Boomer  leadership  personal development  Succession  Talent 

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You made it through tax season; now what?

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, April 23, 2015

"So we just finished tax season and now you're looking around and saying, what’s next, what should I be focused on? My advice to you is that, while everything's fresh in your mind, do an after action review and really look at what worked and…"

Jim Boomer suggests that now is the time to work on your business instead of just working in your business.

2 minutes


Tags:  2015  blog  Jim Boomer  leadership  Strategic Planning 

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The Value of Community

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, April 9, 2015

"It's also very important, I think, to get involved at both the state level, with your state societies and also at the national level with the AICPA…but regardless of where you go, networking is such a valuable piece of your career development and your success."

Jim Boomer talks about the most important reasons for networking in this recording from February, 2015.

2 minutes


Tags:  2015  Blog  Innovation  Jim Boomer  leadership  Networking  personal development  Talent 

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Great Leaders are Replaceable

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"When we talk about succession, often it's focused on partners and the discussion sort of stops there but we really need to be looking at all functional areas of the firm. So IT, HR, training and learning; do we have a succession plan in place?"

Jim Boomer speaks about the value of developing talent in this recording from March 2014.

3 minutes


Tags:  2014  Blog  Jim Boomer  leadership  Retention  Succession  Talent  team building 

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What makes a good Technology Committee?

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, February 26, 2015

"One of the big things about, and drivers for having a technology committee, is because there really are no IT projects anymore; there are only firm projects which have technology intertwined with them.  So it's important that there be…"

Jim Boomer speaks about the benefits of developing a firm IT Committee in this recording from March 2014.

3 minutes


Tags:  2014 Blog  CIO  IT Department  Jim Boomer  practice management  Technology  Technology Plan 

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Process Improvement

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, January 29, 2015

"So what are the results you can expect?  Well, you can identify wasted time and money; hidden dollars start to show themselves.  Moral and job satisfaction improve because people are more efficient and aren’t wasting time doing meaningless tasks or redundant tasks.  You have more consistent and effective work.  And really, you can ramp up new hires or people that transfer within your organization; the amount of time that it takes to get them up to speed is reduced.  Another question I often get is..."

 4 minutes


Tags:  2014 Blog  Audit Process  Jim Boomer  Lean Six Sigma  Processes  Tax Process 

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